Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Louise Arbour – Praise?
Ms. Martha Hall Findlay (Willowdale, Lib.): 
 
Mr. Speaker, Louise Arbour has spent the last 12 years prosecuting and working firsthand to combat abuses and indignities against the world’s most disenfranchised. She is world renowned as one of the most courageous and accomplished women this country has ever produced.
 
However, the Human Rights Tribune states:
 
Sources close to Ottawa said that instructions came directly from the Prime Minister’s office to offer no praise for Arbour–
 
Is this true?
 
Hon. David Emerson (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, CPC): 
 
Mr. Speaker, the hon. member already asked this question and I think we did praise Louise Arbour. I congratulated her. We thanked her for the good work she has done.
 
I would just take this opportunity to reinforce the hard work that Canada is doing across a range of areas to promote and protect human rights in the world.